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Arthur Schwartz

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Also Known As: Died: September 3, 1984
Born: November 25, 1900 Cause of Death: complications from a stroke
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA Profession: Music ...
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Began working as a piano accompanist for silent films at a movie theater in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn while still in elementary school"
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While in law school, taught English to high school students
1923:
Published first song, "Baltimore, MD, You're the Only Doctor for Me"
1924:
Admitted to New York bar
1924:
Spent summer as a counselor at Brant Lake Camp; met Lorenz Hart; collaborated on songs for camp shows
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Sold song written with Hart, "I Know My Girl By Her Perfume", for $75 to vaudevillians Besser and Amy
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Had songs used in "The Grand Street Follies"
1928:
Took sabbatical from law practice and was introduced to Howard Dietz as collaborator on "The Little Show" (1929)
1930:
With Dietz, wrote songs for "The Second Little Show"
1930:
Enjoyed success with "Three's a Crowd", a revue starring Clifton Webb and Libby Holman
1931:
First Broadway musical with complete score by Schwartz and Dietz, "The Band Wagon", starring Fred and Adele Astaire
1932:
Wrote score for the Broadway revue, "Flying Colors"
1934:
Had flop with the conventional book musical "Revenge With Music"
1935:
With Dietz, collaborated on the score for "At Home Abroad", starring Ethel Waters and Beatrice Lillie
1936:
Penned over 90 songs for the weekly radio series "The Gibson Family"
1937:
With Edward Heyman as lyricist, contributed songs "Seal It With a Kiss" and "Love and Learn", to the film "The Girl From Paris"
1938:
Wrote the music to lyrics by Albert Stillman and Laurence Stallings for "Virginia"
1939:
Initial collaboration with lyricist Dorothy Fields, the Broadway musical "Stars in Your Eyes", starring Ethel Merman
1943:
Collaborated with Frank Loesser on "They're Either Too Young or Too Old"; introduced by Bette Davis in the film "Thank Your Lucky Stars"; received first Oscar nomination as Best Song
1944:
Served as producer on "Cover Girl"
1945:
Composed the score for and produced the CBS TV special "Surprise for Santa"; purportedly the first 90-minute television special
1946:
Was producer of the sanitized Cole Porter biopic "Night and Day"
1946:
Collaborated with Ira Gershwin on the unsuccessful Broadway musical "Park Avenue"
1947:
Earned second Academy Award nomination for "A Gal in Calico" from "The Time, the Place and the Girl", with lyrics by Leo Robin
1948:
Reunited with Dietz for the revue "Inside U.S.A."
1951:
Again worked with Dorothy Fields on the Broadway musical "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn", starring Shirley Booth
1953:
For film version of "The Band Wagon" wrote new song, "That's Entertainment", with Dietz
1954:
Reteamed with Dorothy Fields for the stage musical "By the Beautiful Sea", again starring Shirley Booth
1956:
Composed the score for the TV special "High Tor"
1961:
Collaborated with Dietz on the unsuccessful stage musical "The Gay Life", starring Barbara Cook
1963:
With Dietz, wrote the unsuccessful Mary Martin vehicle "Jennie"
1969:
Moved to London
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Began writing lyrics to his own songs; collaborated with wife on a musical adaptation of "Nicholas Nickleby"
1978:
Wrote eight new songs for revised version of "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" (with new book by his wife) called "Look Who's Dancing", produced in summer stock at Stockbrige, Massachusetts
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Final song, "The World Is Turning Fast" (with lyrics by George Balanchine)

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